Drop The Stone & Romance The Wall!

JUST IN TIME FOR VALENTINES DAY! Its common knowledge by now that we LOVE repurposing, it’s really what we’re all about here at DIY2EMC. But sometimes the art of repurposing can be a bit labor intensive. Sometimes, like this one, its as easy as pie! Aside from looking uber-expensive yet being ridiculously not, this DIY wonder changes the entire look of the room as well as the bulb, making it the dually-est purposed light bulb we’ve ever had the pleasureRead more

Chalk Up An Old Mirror

The coolest thing about items that you already have in your home is that regardless of what they are, there will always be a secondary use for them. ALWAYS. Case in point is our 10 year old cheap IKEA mirror. For years it was pitifully sitting in the guest room corner doing it’s best to look useful yet failing miserably. As was the random skinny sliver of empty wall in the dining room that never seemed to be wide enoughRead more

Wrangle Your Accessories – Hen House Style!

We’ve shown how simple it is to organize your jewels and showcase your most coveted pieces with style, but did you know what’s good for the goose is also good for the earring? Oh yes kiddies, now you can have the same organization but now with more chicken wire! Ready to take your princess pretties to hen house chic with ease? ThenLets Do The DIY Thang, shall we? First you’ll need an empty frame, a roll of chicken wire, wire cutter, staple gun & staples, hot glueRead more

Keep Your Umbrella High On Grass

We mean wheat or your garden variety grass, of course. From the mind of Junjie Zhang, a true eco-conscience genius, comes an awesome facilitation of simple indoor gardening. Ancient Chinese philosophy states that respecting the principles of nature is paramount to human survival in this world. Those currently living in heavy storm zones can do just that by still enjoying a bit of the outdoors all the while staying dry indoors, thanks to the coolest umbrella stand we’ve ever seen. The trick is the speciallyRead more

Happy 2013! Never Forget…

                               Whether it’s a butcher, a baker or candlestick maker, EVERYONE NEEDS INSPIRATION. So this year be sure to stay inspired! Regardless of the subject, when you’re inspired, you’re creative. When you’re creative you’re truly living and that’s what life’s all about! So find what stirs your heart, soul & mind and make the BEST out of 2013!Read more

15 Ways To Revamp The Romp Room

When it comes to the 2nd most important room in the house (we think the kitchen is the end all, be all, personally) it is safe to say that cozy is as cozy does. Whether you’re most comfy around color and all things fluffy or work best in muted grays, or strong whites and concrete wrapped walls, at the end of the day….where you lay your head is home. But even the homiest of homes can be in need of a reboot nowRead more

Screen Your Clothes – Not Your Calls

Sometimes a repurposing idea comes along that’s so simple, so cool and so totally do-able that we can’t help but wonder why didn’t we think of it. Case in point, this amazing DIY hamper made from 2 old framed screens and some crafty thinking. Ready to rock your socks with repurposed goodness? Then Lets Do The DIY Thang, shall we? First up, you’ll need 2 wooden framed window screens (45” x 30”), 3 26” wood boards, screws, drill, wood glue and 4 casters.Read more

Revamp That Broken Frame

Picture frames are a fantastic style feature in any home but when their look gets dated, or worse, the glass breaks, off to the recycle bin, they go right? WRONG. With a little creative thinking, you can find a whole new way to unleash their potential and often make them far more versatile then they’d ever been before. For example: If the glass breaks in your favorite frame, use the mounting to make a 3D piece of art. Add aRead more